Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

A private beach that plays up to all those Caribbean stereotypes (think cashmere sands, dazzling waters, and gentle trade winds) plays host to one of Antigua’s latest luxury retreats. Watched over by Fort Barrington, Royalton Antigua lives up to its name – letting you live like royalty with almost every treat included in their All-In Luxury® promise. You can sip handcrafted cocktails, surf the WiFi, snorkel and kayak in the bay, and even try out scuba-diving with an introductory lesson – all without dipping into your holiday spending money. And you can dine without picking up the tab too, with more than a dozen restaurants and bars covering everything from beachside burgers to sumptuous steakhouse classics. Adding their own special twist, they also feature extra touches like their Sports Event Guarantee™ (so you can watch big sports events on TV) and weekly pool and beach parties.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located on the beach in Deep Bay, close to the historic Fort Barrington and a 20-minute drive from St John's. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

294 suites. All with Royalton Signature DreamBed™, balcony or terrace, bathroom with rain showers, 24-hour concierge service, stocked mini-bar, USB recharge and Bluetooth audio stations, safe with interior power outlet, satellite TV, 24-hour room service, iron and board, coffee maker and hairdryer. Luxury Junior Suites with hillside views and 1 king-size or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Luxury Junior Suite Bay View Diamond Club™ with luxury vistas, 1 king-size or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Junior Suite Swim Out Diamond Club™ with sliding glass doors that open to the semi-private swim out pool and either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Diamond Club™ guests have additional exclusive benefits:

  • 24-hour virtual butler/agent service
  • Preferred room locations
  • Preferential reservations in à la carte restaurants
  • Exclusive bar, pool and beach areas with waiter service
  • Distinctive wrist bracelet
  • Personalised check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Access to Diamond Club™ lounge
  • Selected premium drinks menu in lounge
  • Pillow menu
  • Robes and slippers in room
  • Discounts on spa treatments and beauty services

Adult-only Chairman Overwater Bungalows offer a living area with pull out sofa, dining room and master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Each bungalow has a private deck with an infinity plunge pool, a hammock, a glass floor and private ocean entry. Guests who book this room type receive additional amenities and services including: 

  • Butler service
  • Personal fitness/yoga classes
  • Sunset mixologist service

Enjoy dining in this comfortable tropical atmosphere in an open-air casual setting. With so many excellent options to choose from, the only decision you’ll have to make is deciding on which culinary dish to enjoy.

7 restaurants: Gourmet Marché (International buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), Grazie Italian Trattoria (Italian cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), SCORE Brewhouse (pub and grill with screenings of sporting events, open for lunch and dinner), C/X Culinary Experience* (chef's table offering 7 courses with musical selections accompanying each dish), Hunter Steakhouse, Beach Club Grill (grilled foods including burgers, club sandwiches and sorbets) and Ocean Side (open-air dining). 6 bars including 2 pool bars, Diamond Club™ Lounge, lobby bar and Martini Mix. Caffe Lounge coffee shop, serving hot beverages, pastries and ice cream.

Evening entertainment in the open-air theatre.

Swimming pool, kids' splash pool. The Royal Spa*. Fitness centre with instructors. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking. Tennis courts. Clubhouse kids club (for children aged 4-12) with live appearances from Max and Ruby™, childrens' playground, kids' cooking and dance classes. Hangout Teens Club (aged 13-17). Beach volleyball. Ping pong. Introductory scuba diving lessons.

Complimentary WiFi. Personalised check-in (early check-in and late check-out subject to availability).

3 nights between 1 Nov '19-31 Oct '21.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Feb 27, 2021 sunseeker6 Pickering, Canada

The poor reviews have obviously been taken on board. Never such a thing as a bad review if lessons are learnt. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Breakfast was plentiful. Rooms as described and clean. I would suggest more details are given how the resort works, which bars are open, dining and lodging options explained.… Read more
The poor reviews have obviously been taken on board. Never such a thing as a bad review if lessons are learnt. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Breakfast was plentiful. Rooms as described and clean. I would suggest more details are given how the resort works, which bars are open, dining and lodging options explained. Definitely would stay again and would recommend Read less
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Feb 26, 2021 toritracy Savanna, Illinois

Very beautiful resort, I was very worried at first about staying at this resort, reading all the bad reviews, but after we arrived, I’m glad we did. Food was amazing, Vibe team (Coco, Marcia, Shane) were so much fun! We all had many many laughs! Servers (Zouda, Alvin, Nigel, Chesley) they all were awesome also! Only complaint was running out of… Read more
Very beautiful resort, I was very worried at first about staying at this resort, reading all the bad reviews, but after we arrived, I’m glad we did. Food was amazing, Vibe team (Coco, Marcia, Shane) were so much fun! We all had many many laughs! Servers (Zouda, Alvin, Nigel, Chesley) they all were awesome also! Only complaint was running out of liquor and beer almost daily. Would definitely come back. Read less
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Feb 26, 2021 arielrZ5437JP Sugar Land, Texas

My husband and I, along with another couple, went to Antigua for a couple’s trip for the Valentine’s Day Weekend. We had a wonderful experience. The resort is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Conneka and the Vibe Team made our stay even more enjoyable. We enjoyed karaoke, live music, and hiking. After our hike on Valentine’s Day, the… Read more
My husband and I, along with another couple, went to Antigua for a couple’s trip for the Valentine’s Day Weekend. We had a wonderful experience. The resort is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. Conneka and the Vibe Team made our stay even more enjoyable. We enjoyed karaoke, live music, and hiking. After our hike on Valentine’s Day, the Vibe Team surprised us with champagne and chocolates. The bartenders were also on point. They knew exactly what we liked!! Overall Wonderful experience and we’d recommend Royalton Antigua to anyone!! Read less
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Feb 25, 2021 Jennifer B Savanna, Illinois

Overall we knew we were traveling during a pandemic and it was going to be different. However we had no idea how few people would actually be at our resort. Due to this not ever restaurant was open every night. Overall the property is beautiful and the servers, bartenders and vibe team were AMAZING!!! The food was delicious and I love that I… Read more
Overall we knew we were traveling during a pandemic and it was going to be different. However we had no idea how few people would actually be at our resort. Due to this not ever restaurant was open every night. Overall the property is beautiful and the servers, bartenders and vibe team were AMAZING!!! The food was delicious and I love that I could get made to order items at the buffet. Try the pasta and the stir fry YUM! The steak house was a group favorite with a close second to the Italian. I do wish their would have been more fresh seafood options as that is a favorite of traveling to the Caribbean. I do feel that the management could do better with making guests feel like they were important. Never once was I asked about any of the requests I had made before check in. We had inquired about a cabana, bungalow and diamond club. (Glad I didn't pay for them since there was not many people here and we never fought for a chair or place at the pool, dinner etc) But it would be a nice opportunity to pay a little closer attention to your guests to make them want to come back. I will say the bar did run out of items DAILY the bartenders did their best to make due with what they had and even made calls to find some in other bars, restaurants etc. but feel the resort could do a little better with inventory management. Now to the fun stuff!!! My vibe team crew Coco, Marcia and Shane were the best at keeping us with good music and fun times. They checked in on us and helped get the party started a little earlier for us "older" people who eneded up closing it down every night anyways. Our bartenders Zardah, Nigel, Alvin and Chesley always kept the cold drinks coming. And oh the fun shots that we took. Oh and I made poor shy Ashley join us for Karaoke. I should have kept better track of our servers names I feel bad but they were always right on top of anything you asked for. Overall I would go back non pandemic as we met some amazing people and great staff!! Read less
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Feb 25, 2021 laramccombie22 Bellevue, Iowa

This property is beautiful with a beautiful view. The rooms were nice. The Vibe Team and bartenders are great. Everyone was so friendly. We traveled during the pandemic where occupancy was very low so there was only one restaurant open each day but the food was good. And they ran out of different types of alcohol at the bars everyday. But… Read more
This property is beautiful with a beautiful view. The rooms were nice. The Vibe Team and bartenders are great. Everyone was so friendly. We traveled during the pandemic where occupancy was very low so there was only one restaurant open each day but the food was good. And they ran out of different types of alcohol at the bars everyday. But the Vibe Team Coco and Marcia and Bartenders Alvin and Nigel made our trip a great one! Read less